Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Blackhawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson to have hearing for hit on Blues' Ty Rattie
Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson will have a telephone hearing with the Ministry of Security of NHL player on Monday about a check to the head Hjalmarsson delivered to Blues Ty Rattie on Saturday.
Hjalmarsson received a match penalty for success in the 4-0 victory for the Hawks. Following receipt of the match penalty, Hjalmarsson was ejected and automatically suspended one game pending the examination of the NHL of the case.
Hjalmarsson was probably not part of the team plans to play Sunday against the Red Wings anyway. Success on Rattie led to a melee on the ice between the Blues and Hawks players in the third period Saturday.
means a telephone hearing Hjalmarsson could face a possible suspension of up to five games and fined more than $ 5,000. Hjalmarsson was suspended two games in 2010 for a blow from behind that he delivered on Jason Pominville, who then played with the Sabres.